Due to Government guidance and the Coronavirus outbreak, regretfully our exhibitions are not able to open at present.

The charity will keep this constantly under review and will update our website and social media as soon as we are able.

The Photographic Angle (TPA) is a charitable organisation set up to promote the education of the public in the art and science of photography. We stage exhibitions that are free to enter and that travel across the UK transforming otherwise empty spaces into photographic galleries. Exhibitions comprise large scale photographs together with technical data, information about the photographic theme, boards containing inspirational quotes and boards containing hints and tips on photography. Professional, student and amateur photographers submit their work for possible inclusion in one of our travelling exhibitions, which are curated by our Head of Design. The work that we do offers the public a chance to explore this fascinating medium which can be art, a profession, or simply a pastime.

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Exhibition cancelled - Slough

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to cancel the exhibition due to take place in Landmark Place, Slough.

The dates were 14th to 18th March and the theme was Patterns

This exhibition will now take place later in the year, please keep an eye on our website to see when it will be open.

Thank you!

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A Beautiful World on tour this Quarter

With everything that is happening around the World – fire, flood, war, it is good to remember that there is still beauty that can be found in it.

Our theme, ‘A Beautiful World’ is on tour this quarter, currently on show in Tower House, Bristol from Saturday 14th March to Wednesday 18th March 2020, open daily from 10am to 3pm.

Beauty can be found in all things, if we just take the time to look for it. Examining the wonders of the natural world has always been, and will continue to be, a great source of inspiration, excitement and intrigue.
This exhibition features the work of 19 photographers who have been moved by our beautiful world enough to document it in all its glory.

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Contrast Competition open for entries soon!

The dictionary definition of contrast is, ‘The state of being strikingly different from something else’.

In photographic terms, contrast can be manipulated in three ways, tonal, with colour or conceptual.

A high tone image mainly includes white and black with few or no middle grey tones. A normal tone image will have elements that are white, some that are black and many middle tones of grey. A low tone image is the one with almost no highlights or shadows; all the tones are very similar one to the other. A good example of tonal contrast would be the use of silhouette.

Colour contrast is used to achieve great compositions. Colours with opposite characteristics, like blue and yellow, contrast strongly when placed together. When two opposing colours are placed together they complement and accentuate the qualities of the other colour. Cold colours and warm colours almost always contrast, light colours contrast against dark ones and bold colours offset weak colours.

Conceptual contrast is abstract and much more subjective than the previous ones because it is based on ideas. Images with this type of contrast have a strong story telling component that usually surprises the viewers.
It consists of putting together things that you don’t expect to see in the same image.

Our challenge for you in this competition is to use contrast to create texture, highlight, shadow, colour and clarity in your images.

This competition will close at midnight (GMT) on 30th April 2020

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Some feedback from previous exhibitions


I always enjoy seeing these images – some clever, some funny, some arresting ….. thank you.
C Alderson
Very interesting and enjoyable. A great variety of images & interpretations of the theme. Wonderful opportunity to see other photographers’ work. Thank you.
Laura Griffin

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Our submission process has changed

Anyone who has submitted work to be included in one of our catalogues in the past, would have done this via a submissions page link. However, due to an overwhelming and fantastic response to our competitions, TPA have decided to curate its catalogues from the best of our competition entrants. The quality of work submitted to competitions over the years has been outstanding hence the decision to merge the two.

In short, anyone interested in having their work displayed at our venues should enter our competitions instead. The favourites will be contacted in due course throughout the year as and when a new catalogue print is scheduled. Please view our competitions page for further details.

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All Exhibitions are free to enter!

This is just a little reminder that all of our photography exhibitions are free to have a look around. We welcome group visits from schools, colleges and universities and will do whatever we can, to ensure that students gain the most from their experience. Please email info@thephotographicangle.co.uk or give us a call on 0800 028 7338 to discuss this further.